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Ryan Coogler is the New Steven Spielberg: ‘Black Panther’ Cements the Rise of Hollywood’s Commercial Auteur

Five years before he made the world’s most culturally significant blockbuster with “Black Panther,” Ryan Coogler was at the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Lab, workshopping his first feature “Fruitvale Station.” The five-day gathering overlapped with Martin Luther King Jr. Day; on that morning, lab coordinator Michelle Satter invited fellows to share thoughts about its significance over […]

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‘Nostalgia’ Review: Jon Hamm and Catherine Keener Star In a Strange Mosaic About the Sweet Pain of Memory

Nobody could argue that Mark Pellington’s “Nostalgia” isn’t clear about the nature of its concern. From its mournful opening credits to its bittersweet final beat, this strange mosaic — a relatively star-studded melodrama that’s passed from one sad character to another like a baton or a bad cold — is a movie with only one […]

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‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Toyline Unveiled Ahead of Toy Fair

Ahead of their reveal at New York’s 2018 Toy Fair kicking off this weekend, Playmates Toys has unveiled an early look at their toyline for Nickelodeon’s upcoming Tmnt series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We recently got a look at the totally redesigned characters arriving to do battle in the new series, and […]

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Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe to Lead ‘The Witch’ Director’s New Film ‘The Lighthouse’

Filmmaker Robert Eggers’ terrifying horror film The Witch was one of the most exciting directorial debuts in recent memory, so it’s with great excitement that the first details have started to surface about Eggers’ next project. Rt Features and A24 Films announced that they will be teaming up on Eggers’ new movie The Lighthouse, which […]

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Jeffrey Tambor Fired From ‘Transparent,’ Criticizes “Deeply Flawed” Amazon Investigation

Last fall, “Transparent” star Jeffrey Tambor‘s former assistant Van Barnes accused him of making lewd comments, groping her and threatening to sue if she spoke up about his behavior. A few days later, semi-regular series star Trace Lysette alleged that Tambor made lewd, sexual and unwelcome remarks while they worked together, in addition to becoming […]

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Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Blessed Virgin’ shoot date announced by Sbs, Pathé Films

The film stars Belgian actress Virginie Efira.France’s Pathé Films and Sbs Productions announced today (Feb 16) that Paul Verhoeven’s highly-anticipated feature Blessed Virgin will start shooting this August.The Dutch director is re-teaming with Paris-based producer Saïd Ben Saïd and Belgian actress Virginie Efira, following their collaboration on his Isabelle-Huppert-starring revenge thriller Elle.It is the third […]

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